Since this is my first post, I’ll begin with a brief introduction about myself. My name is Victoria and I’m a full time musician based out of Philadelphia. I’ve basically been playing music for as long as I can remember. It’s only been in the past two and a half years that I’ve been doing it professionally… Which brings me to my reason for writing.
As a working musician, I make enough money to pay my bills, but not much beyond that. I’m not necessarily complaining about this fact, but it’s simply a reality of being a musician that is important to understand. I work long hours, and often don’t get home from gigs until the sun is coming up. AND I work nearly every night and weekend, rendering my social life impaired or even severely lacking. I literally work myself sick some weeks from not getting any rest, just to get out of bed the next day (on three or four house of sleep), load up on cold medicine and ibuprofen, and do another show that night.
So why would one ever want to be a musician? What do you get out of it? The answer: I love music and it enriches my life through unique experiences and encounters with other people. That’s why I want to begin blogging: because there are too many great stories and experiences to share, and some days that’s all that I have to offer. The life of the musician is an unspeakably difficult one, but it is one that I’ve voluntarily signed on for, knowing full well the hardships I’m inviting in. I do this, because I LOVE music, I love the work that I do, and I love the journey that music has taken me on. So sit back, relax, and get ready to vicariously experience a life led by a passion for music!